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Weeklings: Apocalypse Amazon, Luxury Books, and Grawlixes

Weeklings: Apocalypse Amazon, Luxury Books, and Grawlixes

In “Before the Flood,” Margaret Atwood describes what made her go back to the dysopian future in “The Year of the Flood” (by Guy Dixon, The Globe and Mail): One of the things people are working on now, and were working on in 2001 when I was actually halfway through Oryx and Crake, is the […]

Harvey Pekar, R.I.P.

Harvey Pekar, R.I.P.

Harvey Pekar, one of the founding fathers of underground comics, died this morning in his Cleveland home at the age of 70. His ongoing autobiography, American Splendor, is among the finest examples of what I internally refer to as neurotic comics curmudgeonliness, but more than that proved that the map of what comics can tackle, […]

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Graphic Novel Webinar

Graphic Novel Webinar

Last Thursday we did a pretty neat webinar–Let’s Get Graphic: Kids’ Comics in Classrooms and Libraries–sponsored by TOON Books, Rosen Publishing, Scholastic Graphix, and First Second. In fact, we were having such a lovely time spreading the good word that we ran over the planned hour, and didn’t have a chance to get to some […]

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Reading the Screen: Lehane on the Big Screen (Again)
By April 24, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Reading the Screen: Lehane on the Big Screen (Again)

So Sam Raimi is making a movie out of Dennis Lehane’s 2008 novel The Given Day. You know Raimi from the Spider-Man movies, the Evil Dead movies, and Darkman, but wait: you think of those as horror or fantasy movies, but all of them feature well-drawn characters and stories that revolve around the characters. Raimi also […]

Reading the Screen: An Iron Man For All Seasons
By April 21, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Reading the Screen: An Iron Man For All Seasons

Ready? All together now: Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Tony! Happy birthday to you! Tony Stark, better known as Iron Man, debuted in Marvel Comics in March, 1963. Two years later, in April, the man who plays him in the movies, better known as Robert Downey Jr., made his own […]

Won't Anyone Please Think of the Comics?
By January 27, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Won't Anyone Please Think of the Comics?

So, the iPad is here (yes yes, total namefail) and all the geeks are mad because it does what everyone’s been conjecturing it’ll do for months if not years, but fails to do anything that no one thought of. Do people think that Apple has people coming up with ideas from different dimensions? Is it supposed […]

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Web(kinda)comics Wednesday
By October 28, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Web(kinda)comics Wednesday

A coupla-three week ago I wrote about using my brand-new iPhonish-like device to read comics. Well friends, it’s become a verifiable obsession, and it seems like every day there’s a new reader app or comic designed specifically for mobile devices. Of the applications, comiXology seems to have the frontrunner, offering comics from some pretty reliable indie […]

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Controversy! Is Something Rotten in the NBA?
By October 15, 2009 2 Comments Read More →

Controversy! Is Something Rotten in the NBA?

As you might know from reading 10 inches below this post (or, if for some reason you gets infos from somewhere else other than our little Likely Stories, you already know from anywhere else), the National Book Award nominations were announced yesterday. And while the NBAs are no stranger to odd picks, especially in the […]

Webcomics wednesday: goin' mobile
By October 7, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Webcomics wednesday: goin' mobile

I recently got one of them there iPod Touches (the less gifted cousin of the iPhone), and after about a minute of playing with the thing it became obvious that this was an ideal platform for comics–it’s essentially a pocketable panel. So off I went in search of comics that have embraced the technology, and […]

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Webcomics Wednesday: Gunnerkrigg Court
By September 23, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Webcomics Wednesday: Gunnerkrigg Court

Short post today, but I’d like to point you to one of my favorite webcomics, and one that made me unhate the color purple in one fell swoop (bad Northwestern grad!)–Gunnerkrigg Court. Earlier this year, the first 14 chapters were printed into a beautiful book comic by Archaia Studios with Orientation. If this panel from the […]

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